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4–7 September, 2019

Irene Vlachou

Irene Vlachou is a typeface designer working between Bristol and Athens. After first trying life as an artist and a violinist, Vlachou found her true vocation. Her terrible handwriting and horror of olives turned out not to be obstacles to her becoming a type designer specializing in Greek. In 2004, she received a master’s degree in type design from the University of Reading; since then, she has been collaborating with many international type foundries as a typeface designer and consultant. She designs original custom typefaces, extends existing typefaces, and is the variable-font obsessive at TypeTogether.

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 16:30 – 16:50 | Miraikan Hall

Parametric Fallback Fonts for the Web

Talk | Presented in English

A common issue with multiscript typography arises when a graphic identity, originally designed with only Latin in mind, is later extended to cover other scripts—more often than not, the fonts lack the necessary characters. The problem becomes particularly acute on...

Presented by Laurence Penney , Irene Vlachou